European History

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  • Benin Bronzes Analysis

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    specified plates from the AA100 Illustration Book, in order to better understand how, over the last century, European attitudes towards the bronzes have changed. Initially objects of monetary significance which furthered imperial colonisation, attitudes have transformed over time into appreciating the artefacts for their cultural significance, not only aesthetically

  • Examples Of New Historicism

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    particular, while cultural studies has taken an increasing interest in history, some historians have expressed a sense of being overtaken or displaced by cultural studies. E. P. Thompson and his The Making of the English Working Class (1978) not only constructs the English working class, ‘calling it up’ through the writing of its story, it also ushers in a new kind of history. Instead of focusing on the elite and the powerful, Thompson’s history places its distinctive emphasis on those who lived ordinary lives

  • The Importance Of Collective Identity

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    In order to answer the research question on how the European Union has enhanced the collective identity within the European Union by combating islamic terroristic groups, the term 'collective identity' has to be examined. An amount of academic literature has focused on how collective identity can be acquired. According to Delanty (2005), a collective identity can only be achieved through a social group or an institutional framework that illustrates a collective self-identification (p.131). Moreover

  • Discuss The Reasons For European Integration

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    The main vehicles for European integration were trade, investment, and integration through people, ideas and exchange of knowledge. The result of these vehicles being interconnectedness between different countries. The main motives that drove European integration were to raise efficiency in production, this was done through industrialised specialisation which was enhanced by increased competition. Another reason was to increase production levels due to a better exploitation of economies of scale

  • Pros And Cons Of Refugees

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    others seek refuge in other countries, becoming refugees. Many Middle Eastern and North African countries especially have many experiences of terrorism and government corruption, leading to refugees flooding into the nearest safe house: Europe. Many European countries are having difficulties handling the refugees, due to many reasons. While it is unethical for these countries to turn away the refugees, as they are just trying to survive, it is difficult from the perspective of a government to accept

  • Essay On Immigration In The 1920s

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    American History: The 1920s The immigration act of 1924 is one of the major milestones in the history of the US immigration policy. Also known by the name Johnson-Reed Act, the immigration act has created a permanent quota system, which it set up in the 1921 parliament. One of the major features of the act is that it limits the number of immigration visas to 2 percent of the total number of people belonging to each nationality in the US depending upon the 1890 census. Furthermore, the immigration

  • The Pros And Cons Of European Union

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    Talking about European Union, we are talking about 27 quite successful countries, which are reasonably stable in political and economical aspects. And even if it will happen, something bad in one country there is guarantee that other 26 will try to help for this one at least. And this stability based on a strong cooperation is a very attractive for people who have to or want to leave their own country. It is in human nature to seek a better life and these is the main reason why EU countries have

  • Jürgen Habermas's The Lure Of Technocracy

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    Habermas makes an argument to salvage the project of European unification in his 2013 book The Lure of Technocracy. In order to prevent the European Union from slipping into a technocracy tailored to the financial markets, Habermas suggests the EU’s transformation from a pre-dominantly monetary to a truly political union. While the nation-states will maintain their independence, their national citizens must also begin to think of themselves as European citizens and hence adopt a dual role of belonging

  • Canadian Ecocriticism Analysis

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    Canada has a distinct environment, with dimensions both in time and space, that is, in both history and geography, it does possess certain unique qualities. The most distinguishing one about the land is that there is so much of it; secondly to one's surprise its emptiness - which renders the country as largely unknown to rest of the world, even

  • Pablo Picasso Materialism

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    Ever since the 15th century, when capitalism was growing, European art focused mainly on attaining a naturalistic depiction of the world, being an accurate representation of their environment, which was predominantly materialistic (Cohen, 60). European art then took a turn into modern art, provoked by Pablo Picasso. Born on October 25th, 1881, in Malaga, Picasso, perhaps the most famous artist of the 20th century, later passed away April 8th, 1973 in Paris (Cohen, 59). Pablo Picasso is notorious